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Equity Program Manager (Analyst III)

companyCity of Portland
locationPortland, OR, USA
PublishedPublished: 7/10/2024

Equity Program Manager (Analyst III)

City of Portland

Salary: $107,265.60 - $151,881.60 Annually

Job Type: Regular

Job Number: 2024-00693

Location: 1111 SW 2nd Ave. Portland, OR

Bureau: Portland Police Bureau

Closing: 7/22/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

The Position

About the Position:

Job Appointment: Full-Time, Reguar.
Work Schedule: 5/8, 5/9 and 4/10 schedules available
Work Location: Hybrid. This position reports to the Justice Center: 1111 SW 2nd Ave, Portland OR 97204. Remote work must be performed within Oregon or Washington. For more information, click here.
Benefits: Please check our benefits tab for an overview of benefits for this position.
Language Pay Premium Eligible: This position is or may be eligible for Language Pay Differential for qualifying employees.
Union Representation:This classification is not represented.
Application Material: Please click APPLY to submit your application via the City of Portland's online portal. You will need respond to the supplemental questions and attach a resume. Update application materials if needed.

Position Summary
The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) is seeking an Equity Program Manager to join the team! This position is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the bureau's strategic Equity Plan and preparing and educating leadership and the bureau for its implementation. The Equity Program Manager is also accountable for the development of bureau-wide policies and initiatives to integrate the Equity Plan into every facet of Bureau policies, budget and operations.

We are looking for equity practitioners who can bring their expertise to this critical position. Prior experience in public safety or police is not required.

As the Equity Program Manager, you will:

  • Be a change agent for the integration of DEI best practices within PPB.
  • Manage the bureau equity plan and any public involvement projects and processes
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage the bureau's development and tracking of metrics and bureau wide policies and initiatives that integrate the Equity Plan into every facet of Bureau policies, budget and operations.
  • Guide a team of equity practitioners, this role focuses on developing and instilling policies and initiatives that embed equity principles across all facets of bureau policies, financial planning, and day-to-day operations.

Who your are:

  • Experienced Equity Practitioner: You have a proven ability to perform advanced equity analysis and have an advanced understanding of intersectional approaches. You also have a general knowledge of how equity work within the law enforcement sector is understood and achieved.
  • Possess political acumen: You have extensive political acumen and understand how to navigate political and otherwise sensitive environments.
  • Strategic: You demonstrate and understand tools and strategies necessary to dismantle structural and institutional racism as well as disrupt individual racism.
  • Public Speaker: You are comfortable with facilitation and navigating conflict through a trauma informed lens. You have experience and are comfortable presenting both technical and non-technical information to executive leadership.
  • Communicator: You can build trust and strong relationships through transparent and clear communication.
  • Results Driven: This position is high-paced, dynamic, and requires a candidate who can hit the ground running with a focus on finishing tasks in a timely, accurate and professional manner while establishing progressive longer range goals.

Tamela Ressler, Senior RecruiterBureau of Human

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  1. Experience with equity analysis and inclusion program development including strategic direction on developing relationships with underserved/underrepresented communities.
  2. Experience with political acumen and ability to present information to diverse stakeholders including executive leadership and City Council.
  3. Experience in conflict resolution and ability to manage discomfort and tension that may arise when addressing issues of race and other disparities.
  4. Experience as a proven problem-solver, critical thinker, and change agent, adapting to new situations and challenges with determination and positive approaches.
  5. Experience providing supervision including conducting performance evaluations, setting performance goals, and/or providing coaching and feedback to team members to support their professional development.

Applicants must also possess:

  • Ability to pass a comprehensive police background investigation.

The Recruitment Process

STEP 1: Apply online between July 8, 2024 - July 22, 2024

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Answer to the Supplemental Questions (click on the Questions tab to preview the questions)

Optional Application Materials:

  • If you would like to request Veteran's Preference, please submit your Veteran documents (ex, DD214-Member 4, VA Benefit Letter, etc) by the closing date of the recruitment.

Application Tips:

  • Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained, which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
  • Your resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
  • Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis: Please note per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law your salary is determined based on the experience and education listed in your resume/application. It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.
  • Do not attach any additional documents.
  • Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment.
  • All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process.
  • E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Step 2: Minimum Qualification Evaluation: Week of July 22nd, 2024

  • An evaluation of each applicant's training and paid and unpaid experience, as demonstrated in their resume and supplemental questions, weighted 100%.
  • Your resume and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • You have 14 days from the notice of the minimum qualification evaluation results to let us know if you would like to review and discuss your evaluation result. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information.
  • Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Step 3: Establishment of Eligible List: Week of July 29th, 2024

  • Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list.

Step 4: Selection (Interview): mid-August

  • Hiring bureau will review and select candidates for an interview
  • Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.

Step 5: Offer of Employment: TBD

  • Some positions will require those offered employment to complete and sign a criminal background statement before being considered for employment. (Include if requires an in-depth background investigation.)

STEP 6: Background Investigation: TBD
Background Investigations for this position typically take 2-3 months to complete so you will want to plan accordingly.

The information that will be required when you complete the Personal History Statement includes:

  • Employment Information (past 10 years or back to age 17)
  • Residential Information (past 10 years or back to age 17)
  • Financial Information
  • References (8 without using the same people as coworker or supervisor references)
  • Family Member Information
  • Driving History
  • Past/Present Drug Use and/or Controlled Substances
  • Criminal History.

STEP 7: Start Date: TBD
A start date will be determined after all conditions of employment have been met.
*Timeline is approximate and subject to change.

Additional Information

Click here for additional information regarding the following:

  • Click here for additional information regarding the following:
    • City of Portland Core Values
    • Recruitment Process - Work Status
    • Equal Employment Opportunity
    • Veteran Preference
    • ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations

Did you know? The City of Portland has How to Apply Videos and offersHow to Apply Classes once per month. If you have questions after watching the videos you are invited to contact the recruiter listed on the announcement.

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Required skills

  • Conduct Background Investigations
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Supervision Experience
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